COVID-19 Workplace Safety Guidelines
We are open for business. Many of our clients are seeking assurances that we meet the guidelines for operating a business. Crown Workspace are compliant with the COVID-19 Standard for New Zealand Construction Operations.
The safety standards detailed below are not exhaustive. They do however provide an insight into what you can expect from a Crown managed move, during this difficult time.
Crown Workspace Safety Protocols
You can be assured that the safety of our staff and customers is our primary concern. Limiting interactions with others is our best defence against COVID-19. In order to ensure the safety of our staff and our customers the following protocols need to be in place before we undertake work on your behalf:
- A minimum of 48 hours advance notice so that we can develop a relocation plan that maximises social distancing and minimises risk.
- All areas that Crown are to access must be unmanned. Ideally, this means moves occur outside standard business hours, there must be no staff or others working in the area(s) Crown will accessing.
- Only one company representative onsite whilst Crown is working.
- A dedicated lift (that can be locked) for each Crown team. Crown has created “work teams” of four staff. These teams do not mix so a separate lift is needed for each team of four (or part thereof).
- Crown will work to the pre-arranged scope of your move. Any ad-hoc requests will be referred to Crown management for approval prior to the move. As a general guide we will attempt to accommodate any such requests if they do not require Crown staff to access areas outside the planned scope.
COVID-19 Safety Standards
Here is a summary of our Crown safety standards at;
- Some Crown staff are working from home. Our offices and canteens have been reconfigured to facilitate social distancing.
- We expect ‘contactless’ engagement with customers. This will necessitate only one customer at any site at one time.
- The ‘teams’ we have created do not mix with other Crown staff either at a customer’s premises or at a Crown site. They have their own dedicated vehicle and are dispatched remotely from our yard.
- We have robust contact tracing systems that document interactions between staff, customers, suppliers and site visitors.
- Our operation crews will be contacted by their supervisors twice daily to ensure they are feeling well and not showing flu like symptoms.
- Our crews have staggered start times to limit interaction at dispatch. Whenever possible they work in the same two to three person units.
- We have a maximum of two crew members in our trucks and vans, unless a van has additional seating that enables correct distancing.
- Every Crown Operations Manager, supervisor and crew member is trained in our Crew Safety Guidelines under the direction of our National Training Manager. New employees receive a thorough induction as they are on-boarded.
- All staff have been issued with their own Personal Protection Equipment. (PPE) This includes masks, disposable gloves, hand sanitiser, soap and toolboxes.
- We have secured a stock of hospital grade spray sanitiser. Our crews may use this at an addresses that has not been empty for four days. It is not sprayed directly onto hard surfaces. The spray settles and evaporate within 15 minutes.
Special Note: The availability of PPE is a variable that could cause temporary adjustments to our safety procedures.
In summary, Crown Workspace understand that a safety first approach is essential and that limiting interactions with others is the best defense against COVID-19. We hope you are satisfied with our safety standards and look forward to being of service.